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Naomi Osaka donates tennis rackets to quake-hit Hokkaido

More Sports / Tennis Dec 17, 2018

Naomi Osaka donates tennis rackets to quake-hit Hokkaido

Naomi Osaka, this year's U.S. Open women's singles champion, on Monday donated 30 tennis rackets to children in Hokkaido, which was hit by a major earthquake in September. Osaka's grandfather Tetsuo, 73, who lives in Nemuro in the northernmost prefecture, attended a presentation ceremony at ...

NHK fires senior employee over fraudulent receipt of allowances

National Dec 12, 2018

NHK fires senior employee over fraudulent receipt of allowances

NHK, also known as Japan Broadcasting Corp., has fired a senior employee Tuesday at its broadcasting station in Obihiro, Hokkaido, for fraudulently receiving ¥5,242,160 in allowances. The allowances received by the 51-year-old deputy head of the technical department at the Obihiro office included money intended ...

Tasty lamb saves Hokkaido high school from threat of closure

National Nov 7, 2018

Tasty lamb saves Hokkaido high school from threat of closure

An agricultural high school in Hokkaido — its survival once at stake due to a shortage of students — has bounced back by earning fame through the delicious lamb produced by its pupils. The Hokkaido Embetsu Agricultural High School, the sole high school in the ...

Quake-hit Hokkaido taps Hong Kong to revive tourism

National Oct 12, 2018

Quake-hit Hokkaido taps Hong Kong to revive tourism

Hokkaido is trying to tempt back tourists from overseas in the wake of last month's massive earthquake, targeting vibrant Asian economies including Hong Kong. The hotel industry in Hokkaido is still reeling from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that jolted the southwest of the prefecture on ...